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Car will not start after engine is hot .Will not even turn over.

After driving a good bit of distance if you shut the engine off & try to start it again the engine will do nothing. The lights, radio, etc. work fine but there is no clicking noise or anything from the engine bay. I have a new battery, battery cables, & alternator. Took it to the shop & the mechanic said that it was a bad wire going to the alternator. THAT WASN`T IT!!!!! I was left stranded again. Someone please help!!!!!!!!!

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  • tammyvidalia Aug 20, 2008

    IT WAS THE STARTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MANY THANKS, Tammy.

  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2009

    Car will not restart for about an hr when engine is hot, seems to be worse when its hot outside

  • k_ferguson01 Mar 19, 2009

    car will not restart for about an hr or so when engine is hot seems to be worse when its hot outside

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Hi,in many cases the starters dont work when they get hot because they are getting bad when it does not start ,try to start it by turning the key on and with a screw driver touch both cables at the starter to check if it start,

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